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vwg 07-25-2011 11:30 PM

New Taurus PT145 Owner Needs Advice
I recently purchased a used PT145 and on the initial time I shot it I experienced at least 12 or more failures in the 139 rounds fired. Almost all where failures to feed that had not even started to move the round forward, the slide was in the rearward position. On a few of the failures the slide closed all the way on an empty chamber with rounds still in the mag. The salesman who is also an armorer roughly guessed from the wear on the internal parts that the gun had been fired between 150-200 times before I shot it.
I called Taurus and they said I could either send them the gun and mags or just the mags and they will exchange the mags for me.
Also the salesman/armorer said he could test shoot it for me and try to determine and fix the problem for free.
Should I;
1.Send gun and mags to Taurus?
2.Send only the mags to Taurus?
3.Let the salesman/armorer try and fix it?
4.Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

danf_fl 07-26-2011 01:18 AM

I would send the complete package.

Or I would sell the complete package and get a SA 1911.

TX45 07-26-2011 04:24 AM

I saw your thread on and I'd like to repost my reply here. I suggest you send the gun and the mags back to Taurus if they cover the shipping cost. You can also ask the gun shop to send them to Taurus for you.

danf_fl 07-26-2011 08:35 AM

Send a part here, a part of the package later will not give them all the info they need to fix the problem.

Send the package one time and be done with it.

IGETEVEN 07-26-2011 01:25 PM

I suggest doing all the above suggested. While the gun is gone for repair, look around for another one, and preferably not another Taurus.

Longnkrnch 07-26-2011 01:51 PM

Failure to feed
Good luck dude. Either Taurus can't fix this or doesn't care to. I have same problem and have gotten NO satisfaction. Mine will go bye bye at next gun show. My advice, do not count on it, or Taurus and get rid of it. This has been going on with this gun for years and Taurus either can't or is uninterested in a fix.

JohnJak 07-26-2011 03:00 PM

Also the salesman/armorer said he could test shoot it for me and try to determine and fix the problem for free.

He had his chance when he sold it to you.

Send it back to the manufacturer or find someone local with better knowledge.

CD Woods 07-27-2011 03:01 AM

Taurus PT145
Early model PT145 magazines had serious problems feeding correctly. I had a few of these and contacted Taurus. I mentioned to them I was aware they had a life time warranty on their pistols, but did they also cover defective magazines? They said yes, and after they received my old ones they sent me the new version, one for one. No problems since. Always start out at the simplest fix and work your way up. I have two PT 145's and they are fun. Good Luck.

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